The new challenge at Aurora Wings begins today.
The new theme is
Black, White, and One Color.
I struggled a bit at first because I always think of vibrant colors when
I think of Aurora Wings images. I ended up going with a color I don't
always use and picked my Blue Violet Copics as my color choice.
I typically reach for Yellow Greens, Violets, and Red Voilets, so this
was a nice departure for me.
I chose to work with a cropped version of
Crimson Wings. I love this image, but found it a bit
intimidating with all of her beautiful details. I find a cropped
version to be less intimidating and less difficult to work
into a card design. I usually print out my images quite large (4" x 6")
so I can see them and work with them easier. Then I have a hard time
making a card smaller than 5" x 7". I'm sure I make it way more
complicated than it actually is, but I am very happy with how the
cropped versions are working for me. Just another perk to using digi
images. Such versatility in sizing and cropping.
Once I had chosen my one color, I used my Neutral Grays to
color in the hair and shade the skin tones. Then, I had to come up
with a complimentary paper. Yikes! I lucked out and pulled out
an older paper pad from Me and My Big Ideas of black and white papers.
I colored the mainly gray scale background paper using BV Copics
to make it all cohesive. I popped some rarely used Dark Blue Stickles
into the middle of the flowers to add some bling. I have to have some bling
ya know. Then I watched three different You Tube videos on how to use my
Bow Easy before I mastered that bow. Geesh! I feel so dense and 'sausage-fingery'
sometimes! But in the end I persevered and a little bow was born.
Be sure to pop over to the AW challenge blog and see how the other talented
DT members interpreted this fun and inspiring challenge.